This is the resource book I have been using for the learning stations, Mathematics Station Activities for Common Core State Standards, Grade 7. They have books for 6th and 8th grade too. For this first time and management purposes, the students worked with their collaborative table groups. Instead of having the kids moving all over the room, I moved about. If they needed to switch stations I got the papers and other material they needed. I also conferenced with each individual group as they completed a learning station. After all groups completed all stations, we had a whole class discussion.
There were four different learning stations for Set 1 and those materials are pictured below. I made two sets of each manipulative because I have six groups in my room and I wanted to make sure no groups were waiting around for materials. It worked out fine. One of the stations only needed a calculator to solve problems.
|Materials laid out on the front table.|
|Station 3 needed marbles but I used my colored cubes instead.|
|This station used algebra tiles.|
|I had to make some cards for this station.|
|A picture of my computer screen. These are the discussion questions that the students had to work on while working on the stations. After all groups completed all stations we had a group discussion using the questions listed above.|